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peaks in ulster county. temperatures now 25 in the city, 18 monticello, 23 babylon. winds out there feels like 16 in the city. again a couple of snow showers passing scattered could make their way through the area. could put a little coating an inch or so in some spots. not the big story. the bigger story will be the temperatures. guys, let's go back to you. lonnie, thank you. it's becoming a favorite new york city spectacle when the temperature drops, the bryant park fountain turns into an ice sculpture. we may be freezing right now, but the fountain hasn't frozen over completely just yet. trying to stay warm in temperatures this cold takes some strategic planning. vanessa murdoch is with the mobile weather lab in columbus circle with that part of the story for us. vanessa. >> reporter: good evening, right now from columbus circle we are out here with the mobile weather lab bringing in
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the vehicle reading it to our vehicle. 27 degrees now. the winds calm at 6.5 miles per hour. the wind chills just about 20 degrees. that means tomorrow night at this time it will feel about 40 degrees colder. now, because of the extreme cold, the city has issued a code blue and no one will be denied shelter and mayor de blasio is asking new yorkers to take this weather very seriously. with temperatures about to bottom out in the single even subzero digits, it's hats on across the city. some are big. what do you call yourself when dressed like this? >> bubble head. >> reporter: some bold but some are barely there. >> no hat, yeah. i'm just roughing it. >> reporter: when i say to you 20 below zero, what comes to mind? >> i should be in florida. >> reporter: kristin williams won't be there. she will be here and willing to venture out even when wind chills make it feel a bone- chilling 20 below zero. will you wear a hat? >> i will find a hat. >> reporter: when i say to you
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mind, i can't say it on tv. >> i say oh!! > alaska! not new york city. >> reporter: what does it feel like at 20 below zero? >> brutal. brutal and cold ard miserable. >> reporter: the armstrongs from canada say they know exactly what it feels like. >> it feels like mice have eaten your feet off. >> your sinuses will hurt. you will have a headache but you have to get warmed up. >> reporter: a critical point this weekend. stay exposed too long and hypothermia can happen. it takes 1300 lives a year according to the national weather service. a lieutenant with the fdny fire safety education unit knows many people will be trying to keep warm. he urges do it safely as home heating is the second leading cause of home fires in winter. >> many times you find space heaters placed to close to combustible material. >> reporter: they should be 3 feet away from anything that could catch fire, plugged into
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he says don't use your stove for heat. >> that's a dangerous thing. >> reporter: if there's flame, that's potential for fire. and carbon monoxide could be a problem, too. all right. so the moral of the story, please, play it safe inside and out as we endure the coldest weekend of the winter possibly the coldest valentine's day on record. we're live with the mobile weather lab from columbus circle. vanessa murdoch, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. and in this cold we have this commuter alert. you can expect delays up to an hour into and out of penn station. it's affecting nj transit and lirr riders. nj transit says there are emergency track repairs in the north tube of the hudson river tunnel. as we look at some nj transit trains right now, some of them just stopped on the hudson river side, new jersey side. and then as far as the lirr service is concerned, it is suspended between jamaica and penn station. that is due to a disabled train under the east river.
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looking at here involving nj transit trains, we will keep you updated throughout this broadcast. there's been another slashing in the city. this time, a man is wanted for robbing and attacking a woman in the van nest section of the bronx. a 20-year-old woman was walking home around midnight when she was slashed at morris park and holland avenue. she post photos of her injury on her facebook page and says she was pushed to the ground, kicked and robbed. santos also wrote this message. i am grateful to be alive and recovering. be careful walking alone in the evening especially with your belongings out ." new at 5:00, a public transit pummeling. a city bus driver attacked while sitting behind the wheel. cbs 2's alice gainer has the video. >> reporter: the video is crystal clear. a man using a bus driver as a human punching bag reaching over the operator's partition to whale on him. after launching his assault he gets off the bus, seemingly shouting at the driver from
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it appears he is challenging him to a fight. >> what? >> it's frightening! that shouldn't go happening. not in new york city. >> reporter: people who take mass transit were horrified. has anything like this ever happened when you're on the bus? >> no! >> reporter: so this is shocking? >> yes! most of the young people over there have respect. >> reporter: police say the attack happened last month right here on the corner of nostrand and avenue d. the driver told them it was unprovoked. the video starts with the punches so it's unclear what happened before. police say the 62-year-old driver of the b-8 bus told them there was no argument with the passenger prior to this. we showed it to one b-8 driver but he hadn't heard about the attack. passengers say this seems to be an isolated incident and aren't worried. >> i feel safe. >> i feel bad. it could be me. >> reporter: they will be keeping a lookout for this guy. in brooklyn, alice gainer, cbs 2 news. >> the attack happened at 6:15
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progress to report. more than 24 hours after that massive industrial park fire ignited in somerset county, new jersey, firefighters have contained the blaze but it is still burning over an area feet. cbs 2's tony aiello is live near the scene in hillsborough tony. >> reporter: kristine, we're being kept away from the scene as a safety measure. the smoke has come and gone all afternoon. right now it has subsided. this has been a day of very hard work for firefighters and a day of disruption for local families after schools were closed as a precaution. as smoke rose into the winter sky behind sunny mead elementary school, emmy and mattie were off for the day. what do you make of the decision to close schools today? >> frustrating. i mean, i guess safety is most important. but, um, just frustrating to have another day -- another day, um, off from school that's not planned so i had to take today off from work. >> reporter: what was it like to look out your front door and city that smoke?
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6:00 and looked out and could still see it. pretty scary. >> reporter: the intense fire fueled by plastic pellets. tons of clothing, paper and other combustibles stored at the veterans industrial park on route 206. as seen on our vortex satellite, the massive plume of smoke drifted for miles blown to the southeast. health officials monitoring air quality say levels of toxins were never an issue and so-called particle pollution from soot was only briefly above the safety threshold. >> the numbers have dropped dramatically. so we're really out of the air quality concern portion of this event. >> reporter: a major issue is water pressure at the site. this is federal property leased to private tenants. hillsborough township says it has warned the management company for years insufficient water supply would make it hard to fight a major fire here. >> although there are water hydrants on there, the pressure that we're getting and the flow is very, very
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>> so a big part of the operation filling tanker trucks off site. the water then driven to the site, pumped into portable pools, and then sprayed on the fire. so we have put the extended zoom on the camera. you can see the firefighters up in the bucket pouring water on the blaze. the struggle getting water to the site has really hampered the effort, big, big kudos to the hundreds of firefighters most of them volunteers who are doing their best in the brutal cold. that cold is tough on them, two of them have been injured. it's tough on their equipment. valves are freezing. it's been difficult. these efforts will continue into the weekend. live in hillsborough township, tony aiello, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. the coast guard is inspecting that damaged royal caribbean cruise ship to determine whether it can set sail tomorrow. the anthem of the seas pulled into bayonne, new jersey wednesday night after five rough days at sea. the cruise ship sailed into a
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hurricane-force winds and pounding waves on sunday. part of the ship's propulsion system was damaged. 4500 passengers were forced to stay in their cabins until the ship right hand. royal caribbean says most of the damage was cosmetic and repairs are on track for a planned eight-day cruise beginning tomorrow. supporters of a former new york city police officer are crying foul today after his manslaughter conviction for the shooting that he claimed was accidental. cbs 2's lou young spent the day in brooklyn following up on the story of peter liang and akai gurley. >> reporter: chinese new yorkers discussed what to do about peter liang. >> it's insulting! the verdict is insulting! >> reporter: the rookie won was fired thursday night when -- cop was fired thursday night when a jury convicted him of manslaughter after killing a man in a project hallway during a routine foot patrol.
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have committed all kinds of brutal violence against civilians. but his was indeed an accident. >> police officers get split decisions. and it's pretty clear from what i can see that this was purely an accidental shooting. >> reporter: victim's family doesn't city it that way. akai gurley's mother and aunt thanked the jury last night for what they see as justice. >> we're not rejoicing. but it's about being accountable. >> reporter: the family is suing the city demanding the nypd stop doing the vertical patrols in these projects stairwells. the mayor says no. >> vertical patrols are necessary as part of keeping our public housing residents safe. but we have to work constantly to do them the right way. >> reporter: the d.a., the grand jury and the criminal jury all saw recklessness in the way liang handled himself. >> your life matters in all
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the pink houses. >> reporter: even outside the lewis pink houses, though, there is some ambivalence the day after the verdict. >> they are placing blame all on one person. >> reporter: peter liang will be sentenced in april. jail time is not required but it's a possibility. in east new york, brooklyn, lou young, cbs 2 news. today, the nypd also fired liang's partner, sean land doe, a probationary officer. mayor de blasio has reordered a retooling of police training at the nypd. two students were shot and killed at a high school in arizona but authorities have released little information about what led up to the deaths. police say the two 15-year-old girls were found near the administration building of independence high school in glendale. that's a suburb of phoenix. the school went on lockdown. police say officers arrived within minutes of being called and blocked off the scene. worried parents waited for word about their children. authorities said they were not looking for an active shooter and that the school was safe.
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these two young girls were found next to each other. there was a weapon found beside them. >> high anxiety. totally most scary situation. >> social workers will be on hand when that school there in glendale, arizona opens again on tuesday. and investigators are still trying to determine whether a violent rampage in ohio was a random incident or possibly terrorism. a man with a machete stormed a restaurant named nazareth in columbus last night and began attacking people randomly. four people were injured. suspect was slot and killed by the police after a brief car chase. the motive remains unclear. a rally today on wall street with stocks ending a five-day losing streak. the dow ended the session up 313 points. nearing 16,000. the nasdaq up more than 70. s&p up 35.
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oil prices. a local middle schooler arrested accused of lighting a classmate's hair on fire. >> we'll never be able to say we love her again. >> plus, police claimed her death was an accident. now a long island family is saying that they have proof she was murdered and could be connected to a serial killer. >> you think your child is about to run a fever? the app that lets you track his temperature all day even when you're not there. >> plus, the new controversy with kanye west and taylor swift that could make the
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that's coming up. parents at a long island middle school alerted us to a frightening situation. a 13-year-old boy allegedly brought a cigarette lighter into school and lit the hair of a classmate. students say it was no accident. cbs 2's jennifer mclogan has the exclusive story now from mastic beach. >> reporter: sixth, seventh and eighth graders from mastic and shirley are buzzing about what they saw and heard in their middle school. >> we looked and this girl's
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it was just like a little flame and then it started getting really big and she was screaming and she ran into the next hallway and, um, a few teachers were molding her back. holding her back. >> reporter: students say a classmate was goofing around with a cigarette lighter brought to school illegally. it caught the hair of a 14- year-old girl on fire. our video shows ems and police response. school in the arms of her distraught parents. ems and suffolk place say the 14-year-old child refused medical attention. >> her hair was on fire in flames! it was crazy. >> reporter: police say a 13- year-old male has been arrested for lighting on fire the hair of a 14-year-old female at the william paca middle school in shirley this morning. the teacher put out the fire and the girl wasn't hospitalize. the 13-year-old is charged as a juvenile delinquent. >> her hair was on fire and the teacher had grabbed the
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put it over her head because -- >> reporter: i guess the top of her hair the -- bun on top of her hair? >> she lit it on fire and she was running around because i guess she got mad at her. >> reporter: the crisis was quickly defused thanks to the teacher and security staff. the william floyd school district confirms at approximately 8 a.m., a student allegedly assaulted another student. school officials immediately notified ems and police and an arrest was made." sources tell us the alleged perpetrator has been suspended for at least the remainder of the school year. the victim's family wants him held accountable and is filing charges. from mastic beach, jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. >> so far school officials and police are not releasing the motivation behind the attack due to the ages of the victim and the suspect. you likely heard the story of hoverboards bursting into flames. now an electronic safety company has released video showing one combust from start to finish. the company used an external heating source on the hoverboard's battery.
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lapse video the battery pops and smoke pours from the machine. nearly 20 seconds later it bursts into flames! and burning pieces of the hoverboard go flying. the company that made the video says it wanted to educate firefighters about hoverboard fires. 58th annual grammy awards music's biggest night three days away. it's good for surprises and drama. this year is shaping up to be no exception. cbs 2's jill nicolini now with a preview. >> and last year, of course, at the grammys, kanye west jumped back up on stage when beck won the album of the year. >> reporter: this wasn't the first time did he this. >> at the vlas a few years ago, everybodiers are kanye nutting taylor swift's acceptance speech for the album of the year screaming beyonce should have won. >> reporter: today there's even more controversy surrounding kanye west's new song lyrics that mention swift. he took to social media and
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swift and i have never dissed her. he also says, swift gave her blessing. [ rap ] >> reporter: ll cool j said his performance may be controversial. >> he is kind of the dark horse in the race. he has a lot of nominations a lot of people are speculative toward it. >> reporter: so who does the actual grammy voting? >> you have to be a member of the recording academy. and then you have to have at least six credits on a track. >> so we're talking what exactly composer, producer, writer? >> reporter: right. anyone who worked on the album. another huge moment in 2001, it was speculated that eminem was homophobic so he used the grammy stage to bring out elton john performed and obviously they had an amazing performance that people still talk about ro warriors cameos this year? kristin wig surprised us on 2015 wearing a wig. on monday night gwen stefani will make history as she me like you.
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first-ever live music video. that means no matter how the performance goes, that will end up becoming her new official video. in soho, jill nicolini, cbs 2 news. >> and you can watch the grammys live this monday night at 8 p.m. right here on cbs 2. a live music video. >> i can't keep up. i just can't. >> kids today. >> i know. it should be great. who likes who. who is arguing with mo. who is dissing who. who is look at somebod funny. >> i was reading about an ice festival in central park canceled because it's too cold. ironic. too cold for ice. it's very ironic. they will find a better time to do it. it will be too cold this weekend. right now, 25 degrees. it's mostly cloudy overhead. you can see from the picture that the clouds are in place. 27 was your high temperature today. so the subfreezing day could not find 32 degrees typical would be 41.
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there. and if you are wondering about the last time that we hit the zero degree mark in central park it was 1994. it's the possibility waking up sunday of seeing a zero in new york city. think we may be just above t outside the city a lot of you will be below zero. the record for sunday is 2 degrees. i'm forecasting us to be at 2 degrees, as well. so looks like we could tie it right there. got to just quickly touch upon this. there is a freezing spray advisory. we don't get this issued very often around our area but any mariners who might possibly be thinking of going into the, you know, into the boating sort of, you know, venue that day, this is something that like a lot of fishermen are worried about because it freezes on the boat and it's tough to operate. so it's not a day for that this weekend. thank you. donald trump has a new target and it's not a candidate for president. still ahead, why the republican front-runner is
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news at 6:00, as local hospital may have made a deadly mistake when a woman was brought in for treatment. >> and whose bright idea was this? no left turn signs popping up all over the city. and cars are rerouted into construction. the new laws frustrating drivers tonight at 6:00. valentine's day of course is sunday. and if you are like most romantic couples you might be sharing a kiss. >> and many women wouldn't mind having luscious fuller lips. cbs 2's dr. max gomez tells us about a new way to get a more soft naturallable kissable look. >> reporter: you don't have to be a celebrity watcher to see fashion these days. whether you think they are attractive or not, stars are clearly enhancing their lips. kylie jenner even spawned >> oh, my god. >> reporter: then there are many women who want fuller lips without going to extremes. >> i love the confidence i have when i have a nice full
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>> wear them a little bit soft. >> reporter: it's that last part that's made lip augmentation hard to get right. injectible fillers harden and don't last. >> people have to go in every year or more than that and get needles to maintain a moderate increase in size or large whatever they want. >> reporter: fat injections dreaded -- >> duck lip. i want to avoid a caricature. >> reporter: that what's led three women to a doctor permalip soft stretchy implants that come know small, medium and large inserted through two incisions in the corners of the mouth and at 30- minute procedures. results? soft kissable lips. >> i don't feel anything. it should be okay. >> you're anxious to have them test driven? >> of course. [ laughter ] why buy a car if
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removed if you want to change them or don't like them. cost is $3,500 about the cost of two or three sets of lip injections. dr. max gomez, cbs 2 news. >> out of all these procedures we have seen in the past that seems to be the most natural looking to me. >> natural looking. >> well. it's better than the big massive things that are all lum -- that are all lumpy. [ laughter ] >> we'll leave that there. was it an accident or murder? years after a long island woman's death her family says they have new proof she was a victim possibly of a serial killer. and they want her case reopened. station tonight. the train trouble that could >> also flowers, chocolates? have you bought your sweetheart a valentine yet? wait until you hear some of the worst gift ideas we heard
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the shingles virus is already inside you. 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime. after almost 3 weeks, i just really wanted to give it a shot. you know, i'm not feeling it today. talk to your doctor or pharmacist today about a vaccine that can help prevent shingles. right now at 5:30, was she strangled? a new twist in the death of a young woman has a family pleading for justice. good evening. some disturbing new conclusions in the unsolved case of a long island serial killer. today the results of an
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public and they suggest the death of shannan gilbert was not an accident. cbs 2's carolyn gusoff has new information. >> we'll never be able to say we love her again. [ crying ] >> you do not understand how much this affects our family. >> reporter: emotions still raw six years after 24-year- old escort shannan gilbert disappeared from a long island client's house. last seen frantically fleeing. suffolk police long maintained her death was a drug induced accident the cause inconclusive. >> they theorized that shannon overdosed on drugs. and that's what caused her to have confusion, to fall into the marsh and die. >> reporter: now new findings by a renowned coroner suggest otherwise. >> the autopsy findings are consistent with homicidal strangulation. >> reporter: the private autopsy finds no evidence of overdose or drowning. instead, evidence consistent with murder. just like the other prostitutes dumped near gilgo beach.
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that set off the search which unearthed a stunning ten sets of human remains, strewn along ocean parkway. >> we're looking that we could have a serial killer. >> reporter: the mystery unsolved. police never connected gilbert's death with the others. her mother says they missed obvious suspects. >> the persons involved in shannan's murder. then they would also connects the other murders to gilgo beach and [ indiscernible ] >> the police department needs to reactivate this investigation and do it properly. >> reporter: the investigation now under a cloud after the arrest of the former suffolk police chief james burke in a beating and cover-up. burke kept the fbi out of case for years. >> i'm angry at anybody who knows the truth and isn't saying anything because they are selfish and it's just going to kill in the end. >> reporter: the new police commissioner says they will review the private autopsy and
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solve the gilgo beach homicidings. it's why they recently partnered with the fbi. gilbert's family asks, what took so long? in long island, carolyn gusoff, cbs 2 news. >> gilbert' family has gone to court to have access to shannon's frantic 911 call in which she allegedly screams, they are trying to kill me. the judge is expected to rule on their request later this month. an historic meeting for pope francis in cuba. the pope landed in havana to hold talks with the leader of the russian orthodox church. it is the first time a pope and patriarch met since the schism of 1054. tonight francis goes to mexico. during his visit he is expected to talk about immigration during a mass at u.s./mexico border. criticism from donald trump on the heels of the pope's historic trip. at least the beginning of it. in an interview with fox business, the republican
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called the pope a very political person and suggested he was trying to influence american immigration policy. trump of course has pledged to build a wall between the united states and mexico. trump has also went on twitter this afternoon this time with a threat. it is aimed at his primary rival in the presidential race that would be ted cruz. marcia kramer here now with more on that. >> reporter: maurice and kristine, donald trump may have prevailed in new hampshire but he is heading into a tough primary in south carolina next week and so he pulled, well, a donald trump, which naturally began with a tweet that was not so sweet. donald trump autographed a baby's hand in louisiana. but all he had was the back of his hand for rival ted cruz. the two battling for prominence in the first southern primary south carolina. so what did the billionaire do? he pulled a tried and true arrow out of his quiver, a tweet of course.
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up his act stop cheating and doing negative ads i have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen he tweeted. reviving a charge he made earlier in the campaign that cruz can't be president because he was born in canada. cruz says he is eligible because his mother was a u.s. citizen at the time of his birth. today cruz was just intent on piling up votes. >> the men and women in this room have the ability to change the outcome of the south carolina primary. >> reporter: other republicans concentrated their fire power on trump. >> negotiating a hotel deal in another country is not foreign policy experience. >> reporter: jeb bush described trump as -- >> an entertainer, a guy who is a reality tv star who has been successful in his own life but pushes people down to make himself look better. >> reporter: in the democratic contest hillary clinton and bernie sanders are trying to send messages to black voters who make up a large percentage of the south carolina electorate that they are the
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>> sadly in america today in our economy a whole lot of those poor people are black. >> the affordable care act has helped more blacks than any other group. >> reporter: both democrats are embarking on a big media war in key states. team clinton has reserved air time in 17 states beyond the next two contests in south carolina and nevada. she is going to spend $27.7 million just shy of the $28.4 million sanders will concentrate in just six states. it's going to get ugly. >> thank you. the republicans' next chance to face off will be tomorrow. that is saturday night right here on cbs. live coverage from greenville, south carolina, begins at 9 p.m. followed by cbs 2 news at 11. and now to a commuter alert on this friday. massive delays right now at penn station due to emergency repairs on an underground tube. right now, a look at the new
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board in the main waiting room. all trains listed as delayed. repairs are being done in one of the tunnels under the hudson meaning delays up to an hour. the crowds are growing here. here's a look at the lirr waiting area. some service suspended between jamaica and penn following a disabled train on that line. >> tough start tort weekend. >> sure is. are diamonds still a girl's best friend? if they are created in a lab. up next the real differences between mined and manmade gems aside from price. >> and a ruff rescue. how emergency crews rushed to save a dog stuck in a marsh. >> >> and today in history -- >> faster than an airplane! more powerful than a locomotive! impervious to bullets! up in the sky, look! it's a bird, it's a plane, it's superman! >> that was 1940. the adventures of superman debuted on the radio. it was a play at the time. each week kids across the
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millions of people will get engaged on valentine's day and most will involve a diamond ring. and now there's a new type of diamond on the market that's 100% real but it costs significantly less. cbs 2's kenneth craig explains why. >> reporter: when jordan hill proposed to his girlfriend kim, he popped the question with this diamond ring. >> oh. i love it! >> reporter: it looks just like a diamond mined from the ground. but it's actually manmade. >> i knew that they were creating diamonds in the lab just i didn't know that they were making them like gem quality. >> reporter: the stone came from the company pure grown diamonds. instead of mining diamonds its gems developed in a singapore lab. it's carbonhigh pressure chamber in about 12 weeks. conflict-free and about 30 to
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>> i know when i first heard about manmade diamonds i'm thinking cubic zirconia, costume jewelry. these are diamonds. they're physically chemically mined diamonds. >> reporter: an increasing number of companies are business. one startup diamond foundry even has the backing of actor and activist leonardo dicaprio. >> i wouldn't be able to tell the difference. >> reporter: the gemological institute of america says you can't tell the difference under magnification. the only way to be certain is to put it under an infrared light. >> both the size and the quality of the diamonds being produced in a laboratory today are really quite good. >> reporter: some may hesitate to buy a nontraditional stone for their bride-to-be. but kim loves hers. >> he couldn't have picked out a better diamond for me. >> reporter: they are now making plans for their wedding this fall. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. >> and pure grown says that a
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engagement ring is $5,000. the lab grown version would cost around $3,500. so -- >> not bad. >> there you have it. >> get an extra-carat. [ laughter ] >> right? >> is that how it works? >> why not. >> put a down payment on a house? >> nah. >> right. >> bigger diamond. [ laughter ] still to come, leaving a sick child's side is a tough moment for any parent. now a new piece of tech can give you a peace of mind. how it tracks your little one's temperature through your phone. >> then at 6:00 a substitute teacher accused of sexually abusing two students during class. but the teacher says they made the whole thing up. >> and would you like to ink with that? the popular grocery chain
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while you shop. (baseball on tv in background) with heart failure, danger is always on the rise. symptoms worsen because your heart isn't pumping well. (water filling room) about 50 percent of people die (dog whimpering) within 5 years of getting diagnosed.
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talk to your doctor about heart failure treatment options. because the more you know, the more likely you are... (dog whimpering) to keep it pumping. from fitness trackers to monitors wearable health gadgets are now popular. parents can get a new device that can help them when their kids are sick. cbs 2's dr. max gomez shows us how it works. >> reporter: the woman and her daughter are among the first to try a fever tracker.
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developed a fever, grace use a new kind of thermometer. a soft flexible patch worn like a band-aid under the arm. it continuously measures your child's temperature and wirelessly sends the information to a smartphone or tablet via bluetooth. you don't have to wake up your 98.5. it's called fever scout. a smartphone app will alert you if your child needs attention, tracks the fever in real time and keeps a record to share with your doctor. see trends. >> reporter: it's been tested by an emergency room doctor at the mayo clinic as well as parents. what makes the patch so amazing though is what's inside. paper thin stretchable circuit known as e skin. it's so thin it's almost invisible. so you have a very flexible and breathable and stretchable thermometer that you can wear which is really unnoticeable to the user. >> we need to make sure that there's something there for the kids. >> i think probably the most important thing is that my kids like it. they don't care at all.
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it's got mine, too,. >> reporter: it uses a replaceable adhesive and it can stay on the child for up to 5 days but has to be recharged with a device that's included in the cost of about $60. dr. max gomez, cbs 2 news. >> the company says the device should be available on the internet in the next month or two. imagine a world where police could know about a crime before it happens. from subway slashings to mass shootings, even terror attacks. now new psychic technology can do just that. >> taxpayers quite frankly expect agencies to do a lot with very little. and this solution helps them. >> tonight at 11, cbs 2's tony aiello unveils this new psychic crime-fighting system. >> hm. can it apply to other stuff? >> we'll see. lonnie quinn has the forecast.
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we are going to be close to breaking records that were set back in like 100 years ago. checking in right now on the temperatures outside no one is above freezing. we are 23 around poughkeepsie. john says 23 degrees. brr cold, yup. it's going to be colder as well, john. here we go. outside there's your view of the empire state building. a mostly cloudy sky overhead. it's 25 degrees as of right now. my headlines look like this. wind chill alerts for everyone this weekend. it's going to feel like it's 15 below zero or colder depending or where you are. the worst of it will be saturday later in the day until sunday early in the morning. taking a peek at the weekend, other than just that little time span i'm talking about where early, early sunday morning you're going to bottom out around 2, 3 degrees in central park, saturday's high temperature will be 19. sunday's high temperature will be 17. factor in the winds throughout this entire time period even when you're hitting 19
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lop off at least 10 to 15 degrees because of the winds out there. so cold right across the board. for your upcoming weekend, vortex satellite and radar a couple of little snow showers out there. better chance for snow into the weekend with the actual front that's going to be bringing this this real cold air. now, ironically, today, i know it's cold out there. believe me i'm not saying it's not. but it's not going to be as cold as it's going to be when the front comes through. right now believe it or not you have a sort of warming -- i to it's relative but a warm swell or westerly flow out there. it gets really cold once this front comes through for your day on saturday and sunday. next big storm, yeah, snow squalls out there for saturday and sunday. maybe a coating to an inch of some snow. story for this weekend is the cold air. then you talk about the next storm. it's out in seattle right now. that looks to be primarily rain for us by the time you get into, say, monday and tuesday. but look at this. scattered snow squalls through the weekend. then come monday, here we are lunchtime on monday in comes
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monday it is cold enough to see snow if it gets here early enough but tuesday it's too warm and it would be rain. can you believe i'm talking about things being too warm? we are going into this weekend with crazy cold air. 19 saturday. 17 sunday. monday you're 32. if the precip gets here on monday, yes, it would be frozen. it looks more likely to be here tuesday but we'll watch the timing. tuesday i had to bump that temperature up because there's more guidance that says that's the case. 50 degrees now for tuesday. what a flip-flop it's going to be in temperatures. tuesday looks to be rainy with potentially an inch or more. if it was snow it would be 10" or more. >> something to look forward to. >> thank you. breaking news now. mets pitcher henry mejia making history dubious history becoming the first major league baseball player to be permanently banned from the game for performance-enhancing drugs. mlb announcing that he has tested positive for a banned substance for a third time.
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closer for the mets at the start of the past season but was suspended after failing a second drug test. he could apply for reinstatement but is banned for at least two years under mlb policy. >> wow. big news. coming up next, a few good ideas for valentine's day. and some that you will want to avoid. >> and then, at 6:00, children with little to give, giving all they have. the coin drive in new jersey that's exceeding all expectations and who is benefiting from all the love. (male vo) across america, people like basketball hall of famer dominique wilkins are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes with non-insulin victoza . for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar. but it didn't get me to my goal.
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millions of people are finalizing their plans for valentine's day as we speak right now. people who do celebrate will spend an average of about $147 this weekend. but how difficult is it for guys to settle on the right gift? here's cbs 2's dick brennan. >> reporter: it's not like valentine's day came as a surprise. it happens every year. but buying a gift, oh, boy. >> it's not easy. >> it's not easy. >> it's not. they should have -- well, i don't know what they should have but they should find some way of making it easier. >> reporter: it would seem simple, flowers, chocolates. but didn't you give that last year? >> how hard is it for a guy to get the right gift? >> i don't think it's very hard at all as long as you're married to the right girl.
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>> absolutely. >> you said the right thing. >> reporter: right. >> reporter: some women say guys just don't get it. >> anyone would approach roses or flowers. not hard. no problem. >> reporter: something wrong with us guys? >> that's right. no problem. >> reporter: but it's so easy to strike out. >> my dad once got my mom a bus buster. that's bad. >> reporter: i once bought my wife a waffle iron. >> that's all right. >> reporter: my wife didn't think so of. >> reporter: women often say they don't want a valentine's gift they don't want chocolate or flowers. well, don't believe it. if they say that, get the flowers, get the chocolates. heed the words of that great american philosopher george costanza who once said, whatever they say, do the opposite. >> 75% of people said they do not want anything for valentine's day. but when asked again, and in the same survey, 25% of them admitted they lied. >> reporter: some say the key is paying tension. >> just listen when a woman says oh, isn't that the key to sing? >> notetaking is key. >> reporter: we did find one
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>> dozen red rows, chocolate and a big smile. >> a dozen red roses and wine. >> reporter: don't forget the card. >> this is ours, isn't it? >> yeah. >> reporter: on the upper west side cbs 2 news. >> people in the u.s. spend over $1 billion on valentine's day cards. i usually wait until the last minute. i got mine early so i didn't get the leftovers. but got them early. >> do the opposite. >> do the opposite. yes. >> we know how you are. [ laughter ] that's it for the news at 5:00. the news at 6:00 starts right now. captions by: caption colorado your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. subzero wind chills, fierce winds by the end of the weekend. records could be broken around here. we have team coverage of this bitter blast. >> another slashing in new york. a woman cut across her face. what she was doing when the suspect attacked.
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a brooklyn man says a local hospital ignored his wife's symptoms before she died in his care. >> known what the mayor is thinking -- i don't know what the mayor is thinking. >> new no left turn signs frustrating drivers out there. we want to know whose bright idea was this? good evening, i'm kristine johnson. >> i'm maurice dubois. dana tyler is off tonight. we begin with this bitter blast. temperatures flirting with zero this weekend. they are going to feel colder than that. >> we have team coverage. cbs 2's vanessa murdoch is outside with the mobile weather lab. but we begin with lonnie quinn in the weather center. >> you're flirting with temperatures going below zero but it's going to feel definitely below zero. now, the records as they sit right now for saturday, one degree below zero. all right? i don't think we're going to break that record. sunday i think you have a better chance. your record is 2. it's going to be close. but it's going to feel so much colder. as far as where i think the records will be broken,
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laguardia, i don't think so. the record 1. i'm forecasting three. central park 2 degrees. bridgeport crushes the record right now 3 degrees i'm forecasting 4 below zero. jfk 4, break it with 2. islip the record 7 and you crush it with 2 degrees below zero. wind chills will be the issue this weekend. because again the temperatures will be cold. the winds are strong. we have wind chill warnings and advisories for the entire area. take a look at what the temperatures will feel like late saturday into sunday around the city points south even east. 15 below to 25 below zero north of the city 20 below zero to 30 below zero. there's a warmup out there. it's not far off into the distance so sit tight. we'll talk about that coming up. >> ably the weather is colds the most important thing is staying warm. >> vanessa murdoch doing just that with the mobile weather lab in columbus circle right now. >> reporter: staying warm will be a challenge as weigh move forward. we are with the mobile weather lab here. take a look at the current conditions.


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